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Join TORn Live at our FREE event for Hobbit fans and families at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood from 11am this Sunday and you could win one of 100 tickets to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The first 100 fans in Middle-earth costume will each receive free movie passes to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. (more…)
Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Some minor changes to the original plan.
To say that we have been getting a lot of questions asking if TORn will be doing anything special for the fans for the World Premiere of The Desolation of Smaug would be an understatement.
Well, we finally have plans in place, and here are the details!
On Sunday, December 1st, join TORn staffers and fans at The Grove in Los Angeles for a Quest to Erebor and dinner! Click here for The Grove website and directions. The Grove in LA.
At 5pm, we will all gather in the central square of The Grove for photo ops among their Hobbit Erebor display. They have a full throne that fans can get their pictures taken in! Coming in costume is highly encouraged!
WB has alerted us that The Grove is being de-Ereborized, so the fun Erebor decor will no longer be there next week. We are still going to advise you to get to the Grove by 5pm so you have time to find parking and take in all the Christmas Decor. More options below.
At 7pm, we will gather at the Marmalade Cafe (across the street from the gigantic American Girl Store) for dinner. This is a moot-style dinner, which means lots of mingling and fan fun!
The dinner is a set menu, and we ask that fans who wish to attend pay in advance through our convenient Paypal link below! Here is what will be served:
Your choice of one of four entrees: Chicken Picatta, Turkey Meatloaf, Fish and Chips or a Grilled Vegetable Salad (you do not need to choose your entree until you get there).
Optional starter salad of either a mixed green or caesar salad.
Optional dessert of either tira misu or bread pudding.
You can see the prices in our Paypal link below.
The room is limited to 50 people, so grab your dinner ticket while you can!
If you already paid for the Moot and have decided that you no longer wish to attend because Erebor is going, please email Sarumann@theonering.net for a full refund no later than Wednesday.
As an alternative, especially for those of you from out of town, let some of us LA locals show you around town for a few hours on Sunday. Head on over to our Facebook Event page to discuss a few options.
Seeing LA before the Moot
Bear in mind that this is Black Friday Weekend, and traffic and parking will be cumbersome to say the least, so be sure to figure in travel and parking time. Also, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is going on up in Hollywood that evening, a few miles away. If you are staying at a hotel in that area, really give yourself plenty of time to get out of Hollywood and down into Beverly Hills to arrive on time. Just look for the Tolkien fans taking over the Erebor Plaza.
We hope to see you there!
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Posted in Events, Exhibits, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Meet Ups, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Just a reminder that November’s Rewrite Tolkien contest – The Hobbit as written by J.K. Rowling/ The Harry Potter series – ends on Monday, November 25th at noon, Eastern Standard Time. The winning entry will be read on TORn’s newest show, TORn Book Club. So get those entries in soon, and tune in on Sunday, December 1st at 3:00 pm Pacific Time to hear the winner at TheOneRing.net Live. The winning entry, as well as 2 runners-up, will have their entries posted on TORn’s home page.
Submission guidelines for the contest can be found here. Good luck!
Posted in Contests, Events, Fans, TheOneRing.net Announcements
PROCEEDS FROM THE NEW ZEALAND GALA PREMIERE OF THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
TO GO TO LOCAL CHARITY
Charity Gala Premiere Set For Monday, December 9, in Wellington
This year, the general public and avid Hobbit fans alike will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the New Zealand Charity Gala Premiere on December 9 at The Embassy Theatre, Wellington.
The film, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro Goldwyn-Meyer Pictures (MGM), opens across New Zealand cinemas on December 12.
Tickets to the prestigious event will be available for purchase from Thursday, November 21 at 3pm on the Event Cinemas website (www.eventcinemas.co.nz), Roadshow Film Distributors announced today.
Cost per ticket will be $100 with all proceeds raised at the event to go to the Island Bay Marine Education Centre.
Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit
As well as The Grove in LA turning into Erebor, countries all over the world are starting to show off their own Hobbit excitement in the lead up to it’s worldwide release on December 13th.
Posted in Creations, Events, Exhibits, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
With tickets for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug just hours from going on sale, we are now ready to open up our Line Parties for business. Well, sort of. The Line Party program has been having some quirky issues and not working for everyone. So this is a little list of what you can do with the Line Party section, and what you will want to supplement it with.
First off, let’s have a quick history on what a Line Party is. The geek in us all feels driven to attend the earliest possible screening, and with the Hobbit: DOS, that means the midnight screenings. And let’s face it, we all know we’ll head down to the theater hours before they actually open the doors, and stand in line, and stand, and stand, and stand. Unless, of course, there is a Line Party at your particular theater of choice. Because a Line Party means games, trivia, costumes, Fellowship and fun.
Anyone can host a Line Party, no special skills are required, and truthfully, prizes for the games are not necessary either because it comes down to the Fellowship and Fun. You simply decide which theater you want to host a Line Party at, talk to the staff there to make sure it is OK to do interactive games (some shopping centers and the like have rules about what can and cannot happen on their property), and then create a Line Party page here on TheOneRing.net.
To create a Line Party Page, go to the Community section, then click on the Line Party link at the bottom, and you will find a section with a list of existing Line Parties. Take a look to get an idea of what others are doing, then click ‘Start a Line’ to get the Line made. The information you will need to start a Line Party is the full name and address of your chosen theater, and if it is a multiplex, which screen or format you want everyone to get tickets in so you are all in the same Line. A few additional instructions such as when to arrive, what types of games, costumes or not, all this can and should go into your Line Party page.
We are going to add one more step, please create a Facebook Event page for your Line Party as well, and put the link at the bottom of your Line Party description there. This is simply because the ‘Join Button’ of the Line Party function has been having issues, so the Facebook Event page will be the only way for people to RSVP for your Line, and then you will be able to communicate with your Line Members. By creating the Line Party page here on TORn, you let others in your area find you, but by simultaneously creating a Facebook Event page for the same line, you are still able to communicate with your line until we get or functionality back. Win Win.
So here is where it get’s tricky.
Some people have experienced problems logging into their Fellowship account, which is required to start a Line Party. If you are already a Message Board member then you already have a Fellowship log in. But if you are new to this, you will want to register, and if you experience any type of problem with the registration process, please email me at: Garfeimao@Theonering.net and let me know of your problem, and then give me all the info you need for your Line Party and I will create it for you. For an example of a Line Party page with the Facebook event page included, please look at Irvine Spectrum line party.
We currently have just 4 Line Parties registered right now, let’s see if we can double and triple that by lunchtime on Thursday. Please email me at the above email address when you start your Line Party, even if you encounter no problems, so I can clear it from the Pending list as soon as possible.
Let’s get creative everyone, start your Line Parties and share your enthusiasm for the films and seeing them with fellow fans.
Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Line Party, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community
Ringer Antonio has taken the sneak peek trailer (that’s trailer #3), and combined it with some snippets that we’ve heard so far of Howard Shore’s score. It’s not always a seamless experience, but it’s an interesting one that, perhaps, provides a better indication of how the finished product might look, sound and feel next month.
Check it out for yourself! (more…)
Posted in Creations, Fans, Howard Shore, soundtrack, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer
Recently I reported on the first Tolkien-based tour in the Swiss Alps, “In the Footsteps of Tolkien,” run by the Alpenwild company. I mentioned that our group ended the tour by visiting the brand-new Greisinger Museum, home to the world’s largest private collection of Tolkien art, books, and collectibles.
The image to the right shows the entrance to the museum, looking remarkably like the façade of Bag End transferred into a neighborhood in the prosperous eastern Swiss village of Jenins.
We had stayed the previous night in Chur, a charming small city with an old center with some buildings dating back to the medieval period, including a beautifully preserved cathedral. After a brief tour there, we took a short train ride to Landquart, the nearest station, and then took a taxi out to Jenins. As during the rest of our tour, the weather was sunny and mild. (more…)
Posted in Collectibles, Exhibits, Fans
Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversation, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!
Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community
Back in 2011, we told you about fan created film The Fellows Hip – Rise of the Gamers. With a slightly changed name - it’s now simply called Rise of the Fellowship - this comic movie about geeks at a gaming competition has now been given a release date! The film, which won the GenCon 2012 Film Festival, will be available December 3rd on VOD, Walmarkt, iTunes, and you can already pre-order on Amazon.com.
The creators tell us that Rise of the Fellowship ‘is a buddy-comedy written in honor of online gamers and The Lord of the Rings. Full of Tolkien-references and good-hearted parody, The Fellows Hip [sic] will appeal to Tolkien-fans and gamers alike, as well as anyone who’s never been part of the in-crowd.’ (more…)
Posted in Creations, DVD/Blu-Ray, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Shop
For a time in 1918, a cottage at Gypsy Green on the Teddesley Park Estate was home to J.R.R. Tolkien and his family, when the young officer was posted in Staffordshire. Now, nearly 100 years later, a local library is celebrating the area’s ties to the renowned author.
Hobbit Festival Family Fun Day will be held this Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Penkridge, Staffordshire, UK from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M at Penkridge Library. Admission for the event is free, along with many fun activities. Only face painting will cost a small charge. (more…)
Posted in Events, Exhibits, Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, Lord of the Rings, Miscellaneous, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
Awards season officially began this past weekend with the BAFTA awards in LA on Saturday night, televised on Sunday on BBC America. A quick scan of what’s playing in local theaters will show a healthy mix of big blockbuster movies and art house films, many you will not have heard of, but those are the films that will be contending for Awards early next year. People in Hollywood will be pulling out their Tuxedos and beaded gowns and slimming down, getting ready for the Red Carpets to come in January. Alongside all the nominated filmmakers are Awards for those with recognized bodies of works. And today the Producers Guild of America has announced that the recipients of its 2014 Vanguard Award will be Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and WETA Digital. The Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California during the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 19th. For more details, please read the full story at Variety.com
From all the Staff at TheOneRing.net, Congratulations, Huzzah! We love your work so far, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in these next two films, and we have faith you will keep us entertained for years to come.
Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again